Cullen Ormond

Home Associate Editor

Cullen Ormond is a writer based in New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up with a book (always open for recommendations, too!) or pushing her rescue pug, Peanut, in a stroller. In her dream apartment, there’ll be a conversation pit and lots of framed, vintage band posters.
Before & After: Gorgeous Gray Cabinets Instantly Revive This “Tired” ’90s Galley Kitchen
Plus, the smart tweak that lets in so much natural light.
May 12, 2024
Before & After: Striking Green Cabinets and Pink Tile Add Drama to a “Cramped” ‘80s Kitchen
The $20,000 makeover brings new life to the space.
May 8, 2024
Before & After: A “Dated” Cramped Kitchen Gets a Bright, Airy Makeover (for Only $1,200!)
Plus, see how they maximize storage for a family of five.
May 4, 2024
Before & After: Pink Cabinets Add a Pop of Drama to a “Dull, Basic” Kitchen (for Only $500!)
This is such a smart way to infuse color into a space.
Apr 23, 2024
Before & After: Striking Navy Cabinets and a Citrus Mural Instantly Transform a “Dated” Kitchen
The couple’s wedding date is even inscribed in the mural.
Apr 8, 2024
Before & After: Bright Yellow Cabinets Transform a Totally “Bland” Kitchen
Textured cabinets and colorful knobs add even more flair.
Apr 3, 2024
Before & After: Striking Purple Cabinets (and Walls!) Add Instant Drama to a Pastel Kitchen
The colors completely transform this room.
Mar 31, 2024
Before & After: Colorful Cabinets and Diner Vibes Add Instant Joy to a “Dull” Kitchen
“I hope my place can show people that adding color to a space doesn’t have to be scary or super expensive!”
Mar 22, 2024
Before & After: A “Cramped” Dated Kitchen Completely Transforms with This Gorgeous Mega Island
You have to see the out-of-the-box storage tricks.
Mar 18, 2024
Before & After: Striking Two-Toned Turquoise Cabinets Transform a “Dark, Traditional” Kitchen
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The blue accents in the marble accentuate the other splashes of blue.
Mar 10, 2024
Before & After: Bright Colors and IKEA Cabinets Make This “Dark, Bleak” Kitchen a Dream Come True
Plus, the features are easy to clean for this family with young kids.
Mar 3, 2024
Before & After: Striking Green Hues Transform a White Kitchen
You've got to see the vintage avocado oven.
Feb 28, 2024
Before & After: Gorgeous Blue Cabinets Give This “Dark, Drab” Kitchen a West Coast Vibe
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The DIY backsplash adds to the airy, spacious feeling, too.
Feb 25, 2024
Before & After: Striking Purple Cabinets and a “Groovy” Backsplash Add Drama to an Early 2000s Kitchen
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Nearly every inch of this kitchen is purple.
Feb 21, 2024
Before & After: White Cabinets and Gold Accents Brighten an “Uninviting” Kitchen
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You’ve got to see the stunning DIY hardware.
Feb 17, 2024
Before & After: Chic IKEA Cabinets Open Up This “Small, Outdated” Kitchen
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The homeowner dreamed up some clever space-saving solutions, too.
Feb 14, 2024
Before & After: Gorgeous Green-Gray Cabinets Breathe New Life Into This Dull ‘50s Kitchen
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It’s a timeless take on a trendy look.
Feb 10, 2024
Before & After: Yellow Cabinets and Retro Countertops Give This “Tired” Kitchen a Sunny ‘70s Makeover
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The entire project cost just over $600.
Feb 3, 2024
Before & After: Bold Yellow Accents and Walnut Cabinets Make a “Dated” Kitchen Pop
Kitchen Tours
The renovated space is nearly unrecognizable.
Jan 31, 2024
Before & After: Green Tiles and Gray Cabinets Bring “Old World Charm” to This White Kitchen
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The owners wanted a kitchen with “old world charm,” and that’s exactly what they got.
Jan 28, 2024
Before & After: A “Dark, Cramped” ’80s Kitchen Gets a Modern, Airy Update
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The designer was also able to rearrange the kitchen's layout.
Jan 24, 2024
Before & After: White Cabinets and Playful Green Tiles Transform This “Lifeless” Kitchen
The original oak cabinets were replaced with fresh ones from IKEA.
Jan 21, 2024
Before & After: Sky Blue Cabinets Instantly Update This Dated ’80s Kitchen — For Only $200
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“I found creative ways to brighten and update the room without spending much money.”
Jan 17, 2024
Before & After: A “Colorless, Windowless” Kitchen Gets a Gorgeous Green Makeover — For Just $250
You won’t believe how much a can of paint can transform a space.
Jan 3, 2024
Before & After: Striking Green Cabinets and Pink Backsplash Bring Life to This “Bland” Kitchen
Kitchen Tours
The renter picked colors she wouldn't get sick of.
Dec 27, 2023
This $30 “Secret” Pantry Organizing Hack Makes It (Nearly) Impossible to Lose Something in Your Cabinets
It instantly makes your pantry so much more functional.
Dec 23, 2023
Before & After: ‘90s Shaker-Style Cabinets Get a “Dramatic, Earthy” Makeover
She did it (almost) all by herself for under $12,000.
Dec 20, 2023
This Pro-Approved Pantry Hack Will Be the “Best $13 You’ve Ever Spent”
You’ll never have to dig for that hard-to-reach ingredient ever again.
Dec 18, 2023
Before & After: Yellow Cabinets and a Pink Checkerboard Brighten Up a “Tired” Kitchen — for Only $1,000
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If you’re looking for playful, vibrant inspo for your space, this is it.
Dec 13, 2023